That night everything changed.  My dad was given custody.  We moved states and my dad brought us to this Boys & Girls Club.  I hated it...I was in shock, I went from a dope house surrounded by druggies to a Club where every-one kept telling me they cared. But I thought nobody cared. I thought I was better off dead...Then they slowly started winning me over. ...So while many people think of the programs and the buildings when they donate, I want you to donate because of the people.  I want you to donate so that the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield will continue never to quit on the Ashleys, the Jacobs, the Nathans, and the Lilys.

- Ashley, member

I never saw empathy from strangers until I came to the Clubs.  When my mom worked late, they let us stay later.  When I was sad, they asked what was wrong.  I went from a place where I didn’t want to hug anyone to a place where these strangers told me they cared.

- Amaia, member


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield Expands Children’s Mental Health Program Through Partnership with The Michael Phelps Foundation

The Michael Phelps Foundation to Provide Social-Emotional Curricula and Grant for Children turning to Clubhouses  The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield have been awarded a $3,000 grant from the Michael Phelps Foundation (MPF) to implement the IM Program…

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Kids swimming pool

The Hall Memorial Pool: A Dive into Community and Partnerships

Whether bringing a community together during a global pandemic or trying to see who can swim the fastest lap, the Hall Memorial Pool is making quite the splash. Located in Stoneham, the pool is owned by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation…

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Gloria DeVine: A Champion of Community Kindness and Service

Whether, she’s in East Boston supporting families in need, doing fundraisers for the Girls Scouts through her Avon business, or decorating her annual Avon tree for the Festival of Trees event to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham &…

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